Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae
(Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Branchiostegus: Greek, brangchia = gills + Greek, stego = roof, to cover (Ref. 45335). More on author: Cuvier.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 51 - 65 m (Ref. 8991). Tropical
Western Pacific: East and South China seas.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9867)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yoshino, T., W. Hiramatsu, O. Tabata and Y. Hayashi, 1984. First record of the tilefish, Branchiostegus argentatus (Cuvier) from Japanese waters, with a discussion on the validity of B. auratus (Kishinouye). Galaxea 3:145-151. (Ref. 9867)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.7 - 27.6, mean 26.8 (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00295 - 0.01699), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 3.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .